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Publication in Area Studies: An Informal Talk with Editor of The China Quarterly (2002-2011)

Thursday, January 26, 2012
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Bunche 10383

Publication in peer reviewed journals is one of the most critical, and yet least understood parts of a life in academia. This informal chat with the recently retired editor of The China Quarterly will de-mystify the process, and make suggestions about how to avoid some of the more common pitfalls that can hang up even very promising scholarship.


Julia C. Strauss is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political and International Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and was Editor of The China Quarterly from 2002 to 2011. Her research interests span both sides of the Taiwan Straits and are focused on state building and institution building, governance, the environment, and China-Africa relations.  Her publications include the edited volumes China and Africa: Emerging Patterns in Globalization and Development (CUP 2009), The History of the Peoples Republic of China (CUP, 2006), and the monograph Strong Institutions in Weak Polities: State Building in Republican China, 1927-1940 (Clarendon, 1998). Articles include “Forestry Reform and the Transformation of  State  Capacity in fin de siècle China” (Journal of Asian Studies, 68:4), and “Paternalist Terror: The Campaign to Suppress Counterrevolutionaries and Regime Consolidation in the People’s Republic of China, 1950-53” (Comparative Studies in Society and History). She is currently working on a monograph with the working title “Security, Land and Rice: Trajectories of Regime Consolidation in China and Taiwan, 1949-1955”.

Seminar designed for the needs of UCLA Graduate Students. Please RSVP to Ms. Joy Yang via email: or by phone: 310-825-8683.

Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies

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